Pittsburgh area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a grant recently awarded by PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which provides free books to families raising Jewish children all over the world.
PJ Library in Pittsburgh, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, received $15,000 to create Holiday Chavurah, a yearlong program aimed at empowering families to strengthen their Jewish community by providing the materials, knowledge and firsthand experiences to host holiday experiences in their homes.
The winning initiatives are designed to build social connections among families and engage them in Jewish life, programming or learning. The initiatives range from ongoing neighborhood meet-ups to Shabbat-themed workshops and dinners.
The 13 winning grant proposals were chosen through a competitive process open to organizations implementing PJ Library across North America.
For information about PJ Library in the Pittsburgh area, or for more information about the new Holiday Chavurah program, contact Danielle West, Pittsburgh PJ Library coordinator, at 412-339-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PJC